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Majors

Global Studies
History
History and Political Science

  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Studies History
  • Social Studies Government

Political Science

  • Standard
  • Public Policy
  • Pre-Law

Minors

Global Studies
History
Political Science

Concentrations

American Civil War
Politics and Public Policy
Pre-Law
Public History

Pre-Professional Programs

Law

The Department of History and Political Science prepares students for a life of active citizenship and intellectual engagement by offering diverse courses that explore the historical evolution and contemporary challenges of the world and its peoples. Knowledge of history equips students to participate in core social, political, economic and cultural institutions by tracing the trajectory of those institutions and empowering students to contribute to their future development. Political science courses interrogate the processes by which communities decide what is important and what should be done by engaging in critical analysis of the institutions, policies and philosophies of the collective problem-solving processes known as governance. Global studies courses place students within the broadest context of human activity and orient them to the roles they play in the world as a single place. All of the courses in the department, therefore, focus student energy on the mechanisms they need to influence the conversations that shape their world, making them effective citizens of their local, national and global communities.

The department offers majors in history, political science, history and political science, and global studies. Students may minor in history, political science or global studies; or pursue a concentration in American Civil War, politics and public policy, pre-law, or public history. History faculty offer courses in U.S., European and non-Western history. Political science courses cover American politics, global politics and political philosophy. The history and political science major combines these two disciplines and is the typical major of students seeking careers in secondary education. The global studies major begins with core courses in the department, then branches out to upper-level courses in a wide variety of disciplines allowing students to create a path that best fits their interests. The department is home to the College’s Pre-Law Society and Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for history.

The course of study for each major emphasizes critical thinking, writing, research and project development—skills essential to any career. Faculty actively engage students with dynamic teaching that emphasizes discussion, reflection, simulations, problem-based learning and original research. This commitment extends to promoting experiential learning beyond the classroom including field trips, internships, service-learning and semester-length programs abroad. The department offers distinctive on- and off-campus experiences during May Term including trips to the United Nations, South Africa, Belgium, France and Britain. The internship program places students in law offices, nonprofits, state and local government agencies, and more. Many of our majors are elected to leadership roles in student organizations including the Student Senate, Soar Mentors and the Honor Council.

Students pursuing majors and minors in the department have a wide variety of career interests including law, secondary and higher education, government service, museum and archival work, religion, journalism and overseas development work.

Law Pre-Professional Program

In addition to offering a pre-law track through the political science major and a pre-law concentration open to students from any major, the Department of History and Political Science actively works with the College’s Pre-Law Society to develop courses, programs, internships and guest speakers for students interested in law school and law-related careers. Students interested in law should contact Dr. James Josefson to design a course of study and get involved in the Pre-Law Society.

Global Studies Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 43 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (19 credits)

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supplyand demand analysis with special emphasis onaggregate economic growth unemploymentinflation and fiscal and monetary policies.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

PSCI/
Interdisciplinary exploration of the power anddynamics of human similarities and differences ona global scale. Covers globalization from theperspective of identity and difference andprovides opportunities to question contemporaryassumptions values and patterns of behavior withthe goal of making global interactions moreconstructive and more peaceful.Prerequisite PDP 150350General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site ofpolitical activity. Examines institutions andprocesses on a global scale. Topics includesovereignty power globalization warmultilateral institutions the environmenttrade development poverty and a variety ofcurrent events.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structuresprocesses cultures ideologies and change(revolution democratization etc.) asmanifested in multiple national political systemsin the global community. Introduces theapplication of social science methods topolitical phenomena. Considers the outcomes ofpolitical systems for human well-being.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the production of knowledgeabout political phenomena. Topics include therelationship between theory and researchformulation of research questions and researchdesign and quantitative and qualitative methods.Students will understand and evaluate scholarlyresearch in the field and conduct their ownresearch projects.

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to prepare the politicalscience student for entry into the job market orfurther study at the graduate level. This classmeets once a week and addresses issues ofrelevance to the political science professional.Topics of relevance to postgraduates includinggraduate exams graduate applications and resumeand interview preparation will be discussed.Students will prepare a career portfolioindividually designed to meet their specificneeds in which professional and graduate schoolapplcation materials will be collected. Theportfolio will be fully assessed at the end ofthe semester.Prerequisite Junior standing

Unit(s): 1

Examination of significant professionalliteraturein political science and international studiesthrough preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper.

Unit(s): 3

Global Processes (12 credits)

Theoretical and practical survey of interculturalcommunication processes. Examines intrapersonalinterpersonal organizational and mass mediadimensions of intercultural communication. Thecourse specifically focuses on the distinctivecultural behaviors expectations values andpower dynamics that affect our abilities tocommunicate effectively and people from diversecultures.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Theory of international economicinterrelationships including trade finance andmonetary policies and institutions.Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

A human geographic exploration of all worldregions emphasizing population culturaleconomic and political geographies. Prerequisites HIST 110 and either ECON 200 orSOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of theUnited Nations and a consideration of theorganizations role in world politics. Thiscourse may include travel to New York City orWashington DC.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Global dynamics2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel toWashington DC 150Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in thecontexts structures processes actors andissues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and21st centuries.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events inglobal politics as chosen by the instructor.Students will engage in written and publicdiscourse concerning topics that are global inscope and important to understanding politics inthe twenty-first century. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facingthe United States and consideration of policyoptions available.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economicrelations including such topics as the politicsof trade monetary relations financial crisesdevelopment global systems of production andconsumption and multinational corporations.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General education global dynamics & writingintensiveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

Comparative study of justice systems derived frommajor legal traditions. The development andapplication of these systems is examined with anemphasis on historical trends and social forcesthat shape them. Comparative themes include therole of political power public perceptionssystems of morality constructions of guilt andcorrections philosophies.Prerequisite SOC 101Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Dilemmas tensions and theoretical and policyissues related to the position of Third Worldcountries in the modern world. Questions ofurbanization industrialization modernizationwesternization and distribution of economicresources are discussed. Various theories ofdevelopment and underdevelopment are criticallyexamined.Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SOC 101General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Comparative and Regional Studies (12 credits)

Study of French and American Films and fiction toexplore competing narratives and representationsthat have shaped perceptions of Viet nam inFrance and the United States. Special attentiongiven to literature cinema and art by overseasVietnamese in France and in the Unuited States.Readings and documentaries provide historicalbackground and critical orientation to discusshow art reflects and influences society. Taughtin English. Credit available for French majorsand minors upon completion of a French languagecomponent.Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structuresof the language. Further develops these andvocabulary through expository persuasiveargumentative and debate style speaking.Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Comparative analysis of contemporary LatinAmerican politics and governments. Considerspolitical and economic themes noting especiallythe challenges of democracy development andinequality. Examines the regions relationshipwith the rest of the world including the UnitedStates.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Near East stressinga sympathetic understanding of the illuminationwhich is provided the adherents of each for dailyliving as well as some of the culturalexpressions of each in those societies where theyflourish. Religions studied include JudaismChristianity and Islam.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Far East stressinga sympathetic understanding of the illuminationwhich is provided the adherents of each for dailyliving as well as some of the culturalexpressions of each in those societies where theyflourish. Religions studied include HinduismBuddhism and native Chinese religion.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The racial social and cultural history ofAfricain ancient and modern times. Attention is giventothe impact of urbanization and to Africanresponses to Western values and institutions ascarried to the continent by the Colonial powers.Contemporary political and socioeconomic trendsand problems.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The historical development of Spain includingconsideration of geography as well as politicalsocial economic intellectual and artisticfactors. Taught in Spanish.Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission ofinstructor

Unit(s): 3

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The historical development of Spanish-speakingandLatin America including consideration ofgeographyas well as political social economicintellectual and artistic factors. Taught inSpanish.Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission ofinstructor

Unit(s): 3

Students may take one Internship (PSCI 480) toward the requirements for the major and apply the credits to either global processes or comparative and regional studies.

One international travel course (such as ART 307X) or cultural exploration course (such as COMM 333X, ENG 240, FCS 250, FREN 305, SOC 363 or SOC 365, or SPAN 306 or SPAN 308X) may be used toward the comparative and regional studies requirement.

Students may substitute SOC 322 for PSCI 250.

Students may not double major in political science and global studies. Political science majors may minor in global studies, but the 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students pursuing a global studies major are strongly encouraged to study abroad, to explore a minor relevant to their area of interest (world languages and cultures, economics, business, philosophy and religion, etc.), and to participate in an internship. Relevant internships through PSCI 480 earn credit toward the major.

History Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 42 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (18 credits)

To be completed by the end of sophomore year, except for Senior Seminar:

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionprior to 1500 with primary focus on early humanactivity the development of complex societiesclassical and post-classical ages and expansionof post-classical cross-cultural involvement.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionsince 1500 with primary focus on the origins ofglobal interdependence the ages of revolutionindustry and empire and the twentieth century.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

The United States from settlement toReconstruction. Major themes include thedevelopment of a new society evolution ofdemocratic behavior and the growth ofsectionalism. Includes both social and politicalapproaches.

Unit(s): 3

The United States from Reconstruction until thepresent. Major themes include industrializationand modernization the increased role ofgovernment greater U. S. involvement ininternational affairs and the impact of thesechanges on society. A continuation of HIST 201.

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to historical research methodsand the tools and techniques that historians useto study the past. The course focuses on thedevelopment of key research skills through thelocation analysis and use of primary andsecondary sources in a variety of forms andsettings. Students will also review and gain anunderstanding of the fundamentalhistoriographical practices and interpretationsused within the field of history.

Unit(s): 3

An in-depth seminar in historical research andthe examination of historical theory culminatingin the preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper based on primary historicalsources.

Unit(s): 3

United States History (at least 3 credits)

Examines the history of American Indians frompre-contact civilizations and cultures to thepresent. It demonstrates the diversity ofindividual tribal national and pan-Indianexperiences in the context of culture societyreligion economics politics and law. Studentsinvestigate a variety of sources includingscholarly and popular non-fictional and fictionalwritings images songs and films.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of American religious history with afocus on origins and diversity. Major topicsinclude Puritanism Revivalism MormonismMethodism African-American religionfundamentalism Catholicism and Judaism andreligion during the cold war.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the cultural political and diplomaticcontext and events of the Cold War from 1945 to1991 with an emphasis on life in the UnitedStates. Students explore a variety of scholarlyand primary sources from the period. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An intellectual and cultural history of theUnited States in global context between 1880 and1920. It traces the development of Americanculture ideas economics and politics as partof a larger reform movement in the industrializedworld between the beginning of the SecondIndustrial Revolution and World War I.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil Warprimarily through great books supplemented bylectures films and a field trip. Topics includecauses of the conflict gender nationalismreligion Reconstruction memory militaryhistory and especially race all asinterpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite HIST 201Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuseson slavery and slavery politics race relationsand distinctive characteristics of SouthernSociety.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

European History (at least 3 credits)

Surveys developments in European history from thediscovery of the New World to the eve of theFrench Revolution. Major topics includeEuropeansinteractions with peoples and cultures outsideEurope the Reformation the development of bothlimited and absolutist governments theScientificRevolution and the Enlightenment.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in European history chosen by theinstructor. The course will include theexamination of primary documents andor artifactsand explore the implications of the theme on thecultures economics and social systems of theregion. Examples include the Greeks and theRomans the Crusades the Renaissance theProtestant Reformation and others.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modernGerman history and its empires from 1871 untilthe present. Explores major issues and broaderdynamics tied to Imperial Germany WeimarGermany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWIIGermany as well as current conversations.Discusses more specific dynamics including theGerman colonial empire WWI WWII and theHolocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

Non-Western History (at least 3 credits)

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

And 15 additional credits from HIST courses numbered 300 or above. One PSCI course numbered 300 or above and one Internship (HIST 480) may substitute for history electives. Honors Project (HIST 499) may substitute as a major elective course. Students may not major in both history and history and political science.

History and Political Science Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 42 credit hours. Students must complete 21 credits of core history and political science courses and 21 credits from one of the three tracks (liberal arts, social studies history or social studies government).

Core History Courses (12 credits)

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionprior to 1500 with primary focus on early humanactivity the development of complex societiesclassical and post-classical ages and expansionof post-classical cross-cultural involvement.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionsince 1500 with primary focus on the origins ofglobal interdependence the ages of revolutionindustry and empire and the twentieth century.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

The United States from settlement toReconstruction. Major themes include thedevelopment of a new society evolution ofdemocratic behavior and the growth ofsectionalism. Includes both social and politicalapproaches.

Unit(s): 3

The United States from Reconstruction until thepresent. Major themes include industrializationand modernization the increased role ofgovernment greater U. S. involvement ininternational affairs and the impact of thesechanges on society. A continuation of HIST 201.

Unit(s): 3

Core Political Science Courses (9 credits)

Introduction to American politics covering thedevelopment of American democracy relationsbetween the states and the federal governmentelections the role of the media the threebranches of national government and currentpublic policy.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site ofpolitical activity. Examines institutions andprocesses on a global scale. Topics includesovereignty power globalization warmultilateral institutions the environmenttrade development poverty and a variety ofcurrent events.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structuresprocesses cultures ideologies and change(revolution democratization etc.) asmanifested in multiple national political systemsin the global community. Introduces theapplication of social science methods topolitical phenomena. Considers the outcomes ofpolitical systems for human well-being.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Track 1-Liberal Arts (21 credits)

European History (3 credits)

Surveys developments in European history from thediscovery of the New World to the eve of theFrench Revolution. Major topics includeEuropeansinteractions with peoples and cultures outsideEurope the Reformation the development of bothlimited and absolutist governments theScientificRevolution and the Enlightenment.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in European history chosen by theinstructor. The course will include theexamination of primary documents andor artifactsand explore the implications of the theme on thecultures economics and social systems of theregion. Examples include the Greeks and theRomans the Crusades the Renaissance theProtestant Reformation and others.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modernGerman history and its empires from 1871 untilthe present. Explores major issues and broaderdynamics tied to Imperial Germany WeimarGermany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWIIGermany as well as current conversations.Discusses more specific dynamics including theGerman colonial empire WWI WWII and theHolocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

United States History (3 credits)

Examines the history of American Indians frompre-contact civilizations and cultures to thepresent. It demonstrates the diversity ofindividual tribal national and pan-Indianexperiences in the context of culture societyreligion economics politics and law. Studentsinvestigate a variety of sources includingscholarly and popular non-fictional and fictionalwritings images songs and films.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of American religious history with afocus on origins and diversity. Major topicsinclude Puritanism Revivalism MormonismMethodism African-American religionfundamentalism Catholicism and Judaism andreligion during the cold war.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the cultural political and diplomaticcontext and events of the Cold War from 1945 to1991 with an emphasis on life in the UnitedStates. Students explore a variety of scholarlyand primary sources from the period. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An intellectual and cultural history of theUnited States in global context between 1880 and1920. It traces the development of Americanculture ideas economics and politics as partof a larger reform movement in the industrializedworld between the beginning of the SecondIndustrial Revolution and World War I.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil Warprimarily through great books supplemented bylectures films and a field trip. Topics includecauses of the conflict gender nationalismreligion Reconstruction memory militaryhistory and especially race all asinterpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite HIST 201Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuseson slavery and slavery politics race relationsand distinctive characteristics of SouthernSociety.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Non-Western History (3 credits)

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Other Courses (12 credits)

6 credits of a methods/senior seminar sequence, either PSCI 250/PSCI 470 or HIST 250/HIST 470.
6 additional credits from HIST or PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

An Honors Project (HIST/PSCI 499) or one Internship (HIST/PSCI 480) may be an elective course.

Track 2-Social Studies History (21 credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program.

European History (3 credits)

Surveys developments in European history from thediscovery of the New World to the eve of theFrench Revolution. Major topics includeEuropeansinteractions with peoples and cultures outsideEurope the Reformation the development of bothlimited and absolutist governments theScientificRevolution and the Enlightenment.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in European history chosen by theinstructor. The course will include theexamination of primary documents andor artifactsand explore the implications of the theme on thecultures economics and social systems of theregion. Examples include the Greeks and theRomans the Crusades the Renaissance theProtestant Reformation and others.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modernGerman history and its empires from 1871 untilthe present. Explores major issues and broaderdynamics tied to Imperial Germany WeimarGermany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWIIGermany as well as current conversations.Discusses more specific dynamics including theGerman colonial empire WWI WWII and theHolocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

United States History (3 credits)

Examines the history of American Indians frompre-contact civilizations and cultures to thepresent. It demonstrates the diversity ofindividual tribal national and pan-Indianexperiences in the context of culture societyreligion economics politics and law. Studentsinvestigate a variety of sources includingscholarly and popular non-fictional and fictionalwritings images songs and films.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of American religious history with afocus on origins and diversity. Major topicsinclude Puritanism Revivalism MormonismMethodism African-American religionfundamentalism Catholicism and Judaism andreligion during the cold war.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the cultural political and diplomaticcontext and events of the Cold War from 1945 to1991 with an emphasis on life in the UnitedStates. Students explore a variety of scholarlyand primary sources from the period. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An intellectual and cultural history of theUnited States in global context between 1880 and1920. It traces the development of Americanculture ideas economics and politics as partof a larger reform movement in the industrializedworld between the beginning of the SecondIndustrial Revolution and World War I.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil Warprimarily through great books supplemented bylectures films and a field trip. Topics includecauses of the conflict gender nationalismreligion Reconstruction memory militaryhistory and especially race all asinterpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite HIST 201Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuseson slavery and slavery politics race relationsand distinctive characteristics of SouthernSociety.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Non-Western History (3 credits)

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Other Courses (12 credits)

A human geographic exploration of all worldregions emphasizing population culturaleconomic and political geographies. Prerequisites HIST 110 and either ECON 200 orSOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supplyand demand analysis with special emphasis onaggregate economic growth unemploymentinflation and fiscal and monetary policies.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to historical research methodsand the tools and techniques that historians useto study the past. The course focuses on thedevelopment of key research skills through thelocation analysis and use of primary andsecondary sources in a variety of forms andsettings. Students will also review and gain anunderstanding of the fundamentalhistoriographical practices and interpretationsused within the field of history.

Unit(s): 3

An in-depth seminar in historical research andthe examination of historical theory culminatingin the preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper based on primary historicalsources.

Unit(s): 3

Track 3-Social Studies Government (21 credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program.

United States History (3 credits)

Examines the history of American Indians frompre-contact civilizations and cultures to thepresent. It demonstrates the diversity ofindividual tribal national and pan-Indianexperiences in the context of culture societyreligion economics politics and law. Studentsinvestigate a variety of sources includingscholarly and popular non-fictional and fictionalwritings images songs and films.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of American religious history with afocus on origins and diversity. Major topicsinclude Puritanism Revivalism MormonismMethodism African-American religionfundamentalism Catholicism and Judaism andreligion during the cold war.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the cultural political and diplomaticcontext and events of the Cold War from 1945 to1991 with an emphasis on life in the UnitedStates. Students explore a variety of scholarlyand primary sources from the period. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An intellectual and cultural history of theUnited States in global context between 1880 and1920. It traces the development of Americanculture ideas economics and politics as partof a larger reform movement in the industrializedworld between the beginning of the SecondIndustrial Revolution and World War I.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil Warprimarily through great books supplemented bylectures films and a field trip. Topics includecauses of the conflict gender nationalismreligion Reconstruction memory militaryhistory and especially race all asinterpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite HIST 201Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuseson slavery and slavery politics race relationsand distinctive characteristics of SouthernSociety.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Other Courses (18 credits)

A human geographic exploration of all worldregions emphasizing population culturaleconomic and political geographies. Prerequisites HIST 110 and either ECON 200 orSOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Introduces scarcity opportunity cost and supplyand demand analysis with special emphasis onaggregate economic growth unemploymentinflation and fiscal and monetary policies.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education 2014 Social Sciences

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the production of knowledgeabout political phenomena. Topics include therelationship between theory and researchformulation of research questions and researchdesign and quantitative and qualitative methods.Students will understand and evaluate scholarlyresearch in the field and conduct their ownresearch projects.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of significant professionalliteraturein political science and international studiesthrough preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper.

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits of upper-level PSCI courses.

Political Science Major

Students must complete 22 credits of core courses and 21 credits from one of the three tracks (standard, public policy or pre-law). A student who successfully completes the Standard Track or the Pre-Law Track will receive a bachelor of arts degree. A student who successfully completes the Public Policy Track will receive a bachelor of science degree. Consists of 43 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (22 credits)

Introduction to American politics covering thedevelopment of American democracy relationsbetween the states and the federal governmentelections the role of the media the threebranches of national government and currentpublic policy.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue inancient Greece to contemporary politicalphilosophy.Students analyze popular films to illustrate andcritique philosophical theories.Prerequisite ENG 110 and PDP 150 or 350General Education philosophy or religion ðical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site ofpolitical activity. Examines institutions andprocesses on a global scale. Topics includesovereignty power globalization warmultilateral institutions the environmenttrade development poverty and a variety ofcurrent events.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structuresprocesses cultures ideologies and change(revolution democratization etc.) asmanifested in multiple national political systemsin the global community. Introduces theapplication of social science methods topolitical phenomena. Considers the outcomes ofpolitical systems for human well-being.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the production of knowledgeabout political phenomena. Topics include therelationship between theory and researchformulation of research questions and researchdesign and quantitative and qualitative methods.Students will understand and evaluate scholarlyresearch in the field and conduct their ownresearch projects.

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to prepare the politicalscience student for entry into the job market orfurther study at the graduate level. This classmeets once a week and addresses issues ofrelevance to the political science professional.Topics of relevance to postgraduates includinggraduate exams graduate applications and resumeand interview preparation will be discussed.Students will prepare a career portfolioindividually designed to meet their specificneeds in which professional and graduate schoolapplcation materials will be collected. Theportfolio will be fully assessed at the end ofthe semester.Prerequisite Junior standing

Unit(s): 1

Examination of the origins and development ofcontemporary notions of freedom democracy andequality from Nietzsche to contemporary politicalphilosophy. Topics include liberalismlibertarianism and post-modern political thought.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General Education 2014 Philosophy or ReligionEthical ReasoningAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of significant professionalliteraturein political science and international studiesthrough preparation and presentation of a majorresearch paper.

Unit(s): 3

Track 1- Standard

Receives the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

United States Politics (9 credits)

This course is an introduction to State and LocalGovernment and Virginia Government inparticular. The course will help students betterunderstand how structures of local and stategovernments are established and redefined by thepeople. Topics will include federalism and theinstitutions of state government state and localpolicies and financing Virginia stategovernment state involvement in Americanpolitics the structure of state institutions andhow states differ.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the role of women in American and globalpolitics in order to understand the role ofidentity institutions and social movements indemocracy. Topics include womens influence onthe development of the modern American welfarestate feminism public policy issues of specialimportance to women and social movementstrategies.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the role of mass media inAmerican politics. Topics include the effect ofjournalistic norms on political news the impactof new media technologies from newspapers to theInternet media objectivity and the effect ofmedia on political reasoning and behavior.

Unit(s): 3

This course is an in-depth analysis to the topicof Political Psychology. The course will combineknowledge from Political Science and Psychologyand help students to broaden their political andpsychological knowledge. Topics will include thepurpose of political psychology individualsidentity groups nations and the interactionsbetween each of these.Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and ENG-110

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US Supremecourt decisions in the areas of federalism andthe powers of the three branches of the federalgovernment. Topics include judicial review thewar powers of the President substantive dueprocess government takings and the commerceclause. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US SupremeCourt decisions in the areas of civil rights andcivil liberties. Topics include first amendmentrights to freedom of speech press and assemblydue process rights and rights to equalprotection. This course also considers the FirstAmendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the most pressing domestic issuesconfronting American society in the 21st centuryand the institutions and legal regimes developedto administer public policy. Topics includehealth care education criminal justice socialwelfare policies immigration environmentalissues organizational theory bureaucraticmanagement and budgeting. Emphasizes activelearning with simulations debates andengagement with public policy and publicadministration professionals.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development and implementationof public policy with an emphasis onunderstanding change in policy regimes over timeand the variety of regulatory mechanisms.Students research public policy on a topic oftheir choosing such as agriculture socialwelfare health care or environment.Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how Congress the Presidency andinterest groups work together to make federalpublic policy. Topics include the legislativeprocess interest group activities and the roleof the presidency in the development of thefederal administrative state. Students researchpolicy-making on a topic of their choosing. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Global Politics (12 credits, 3 credits may be in HIST courses)

Comparative analysis of contemporary LatinAmerican politics and governments. Considerspolitical and economic themes noting especiallythe challenges of democracy development andinequality. Examines the regions relationshipwith the rest of the world including the UnitedStates.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of theUnited Nations and a consideration of theorganizations role in world politics. Thiscourse may include travel to New York City orWashington DC.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Global dynamics2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel toWashington DC 150Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in thecontexts structures processes actors andissues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and21st centuries.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events inglobal politics as chosen by the instructor.Students will engage in written and publicdiscourse concerning topics that are global inscope and important to understanding politics inthe twenty-first century. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facingthe United States and consideration of policyoptions available.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economicrelations including such topics as the politicsof trade monetary relations financial crisesdevelopment global systems of production andconsumption and multinational corporations.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General education global dynamics & writingintensiveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Track 2- Public Policy

Receives the bachelor of science degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

A comprehensive introduction to the process ofdeveloping implementing and evaluating publicpolicy. Covers the policy process in boththeoretical and practical terms including thestructure of institutions decisions madethroughout the process and consequences ofdecision-making or non-decision-making.Areas of public policy addressed include criminaljustice policy regulatory policy and healthcareadvocacy and policy.Co-requisites PDP-150 or PDP-350General education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

Public Policy (15 credits, 9 credits must be in PSCI courses)

Explores the role of women in American and globalpolitics in order to understand the role ofidentity institutions and social movements indemocracy. Topics include womens influence onthe development of the modern American welfarestate feminism public policy issues of specialimportance to women and social movementstrategies.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the role of mass media inAmerican politics. Topics include the effect ofjournalistic norms on political news the impactof new media technologies from newspapers to theInternet media objectivity and the effect ofmedia on political reasoning and behavior.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the most pressing domestic issuesconfronting American society in the 21st centuryand the institutions and legal regimes developedto administer public policy. Topics includehealth care education criminal justice socialwelfare policies immigration environmentalissues organizational theory bureaucraticmanagement and budgeting. Emphasizes activelearning with simulations debates andengagement with public policy and publicadministration professionals.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development and implementationof public policy with an emphasis onunderstanding change in policy regimes over timeand the variety of regulatory mechanisms.Students research public policy on a topic oftheir choosing such as agriculture socialwelfare health care or environment.Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how Congress the Presidency andinterest groups work together to make federalpublic policy. Topics include the legislativeprocess interest group activities and the roleof the presidency in the development of thefederal administrative state. Students researchpolicy-making on a topic of their choosing. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

This course will cover strategic planning andspecialized public relations issues. Issuesinclude risks crisis management socialmarketing campaigns and corporate and non-profitcommunication. Students will learn and applyadvanced public relations theories and skills tocase studies and real-life situations.Prerequisite COMMENG 255W2017 Summer Session II offered as an onlinecourse

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the burgeoning nonprofitsector of American society. Students learn whatmakes an organization a nonprofit explore thepurposes of a nonprofit sector in societyconsider the often overlooked field of nonprofitmedia and explore the challenges andopportunities of working in with and fornonprofit organizations.Estimated Extra Cost 300Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and COMM 100Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the range of communication practicesthat characterize contemporary politicalcampaigns. Students will process existingunderstandings of political communication theoryin order to design and implement a semester-longcampaign project.

Unit(s): 3

Examines the role of news advocacyscientific analysis decision and policy makingrisk perception and other factorsin the communication of issues related toscience environment and health. Providesstudents with rich theoretical backgroundcritical understanding and practical skills toproduce investigate and critique communicationprocesses related to the topics. Students in thiscourse are required to conduct field work andoriginal research write and publish news andanalytical articles.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federaland state laws that are aimed at the conservationof natural resources andor protection ofenvironmental quality. Major laws that will becovered include the National EnvironmentalProtection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Actthe Endangered Species Act and others. Speakersfrom natural resourceenvironmental agencies suchas the Va. Department of Environmental QualityVa. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries andU.S. Forest Service will provide practicalinsights into the application and implementationof environmental policy.Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Critical evaluation of structures ofadjudication sentencing and corrections in theUnited States. Includes an examination ofalternative approaches to justice andreconciliation such as community-basedrehabilitation victimoffender conflictmediation et. Various strategies for communityreintegration are also explored.Prerequisites SOC 101Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Global Politics (3 credits)

Comparative analysis of contemporary LatinAmerican politics and governments. Considerspolitical and economic themes noting especiallythe challenges of democracy development andinequality. Examines the regions relationshipwith the rest of the world including the UnitedStates.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of theUnited Nations and a consideration of theorganizations role in world politics. Thiscourse may include travel to New York City orWashington DC.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Global dynamics2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel toWashington DC 150Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in thecontexts structures processes actors andissues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and21st centuries.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events inglobal politics as chosen by the instructor.Students will engage in written and publicdiscourse concerning topics that are global inscope and important to understanding politics inthe twenty-first century. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facingthe United States and consideration of policyoptions available.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economicrelations including such topics as the politicsof trade monetary relations financial crisesdevelopment global systems of production andconsumption and multinational corporations.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General education global dynamics & writingintensiveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Track 3- Pre-Law

Receives the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Pre-Law (18 credits, 9 credits must be in PSCI courses)

Explores the role of women in American and globalpolitics in order to understand the role ofidentity institutions and social movements indemocracy. Topics include womens influence onthe development of the modern American welfarestate feminism public policy issues of specialimportance to women and social movementstrategies.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US Supremecourt decisions in the areas of federalism andthe powers of the three branches of the federalgovernment. Topics include judicial review thewar powers of the President substantive dueprocess government takings and the commerceclause. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US SupremeCourt decisions in the areas of civil rights andcivil liberties. Topics include first amendmentrights to freedom of speech press and assemblydue process rights and rights to equalprotection. This course also considers the FirstAmendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how Congress the Presidency andinterest groups work together to make federalpublic policy. Topics include the legislativeprocess interest group activities and the roleof the presidency in the development of thefederal administrative state. Students researchpolicy-making on a topic of their choosing. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunityfora student to gain field experience in an arearelated to the students concentration or careergoals. Supervision of an intern is provided byanappropriate faculty member and by a staff memberof the agency or business in which the student isan intern. A student who wishes to engage in aninternship must consult with the appropriatefaculty member at least eight weeks in advance ofthe start of the term in which the internship isto be completed. A description of theinternshipsigned by the student and the faculty sponsormust be filed with the Director of Internships bythe first day of the semester prior to the startof the internship. Approval of each applicationfor an internship is made by the Director ofInternships based upon policies and guidelines asapproved by the Council on Education and thefaculty. To be considered for an internship astudent must have junior or senior status and atleast a 2.00 grade point average. Internshipsaregraded on an S or U basis. A student may enrollin an internship program for three credits persemester and internship credit may be earned insubsequent semesters subject to the limitationsthat no more than two internships may be pursuedin any one agency or business and a maximum ofnine credits in internships may be applied towardgraduation.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of theories pertaining to the causesof crime and treatment of offenders. Theories ofviolent and property crimes (includingwhite-collar crimes) are explored. Criticalanalysis of the social political and culturalcontext of the justice system in the UnitedStates of America with a special emphasis onquestions of justice fairness and equality arealso undertaken.Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of juvenile crime and its connections tofamily structures peer groups and theeducational system as well as gender race andclass. Trends in juvenile corrections areexamined along with current debates on reform.Special topics include gangs juvenile detentionprobation child advocates waiver to adultcourts and hospitalization.Prerequisite SOC 101Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Investigation of the interaction between genderand social control in the United States andcross-culturally. The gendered nature of criminalactivity is examined empirically andtheoretically. The justice system including thecorrectional treatment of women is examined forits relationship to historical shifts in thestatus and treatment of women.Prerequisite SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2018-2019

Unit(s): 3

Comparative study of justice systems derived frommajor legal traditions. The development andapplication of these systems is examined with anemphasis on historical trends and social forcesthat shape them. Comparative themes include therole of political power public perceptionssystems of morality constructions of guilt andcorrections philosophies.Prerequisite SOC 101Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issuespertaining to communication professionalsfocusing on the new digital media landscape.Issues explored include First Amendments rightspublic affairs journalism copyright defamationobscenity censorship licensing corporate andgovernmental communications and the DigitalMillennium Act.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
Ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

The U.S. legal and regulatory environmentincluding the sources of law the resolution ofdisputes the Uniform Commercial Code the lawsoftorts contracts agency partnershipscorporations employment and equal opportunityand laws regulating competition.Prerequisite BUS 120 ENG 110 and junior orsenior standing

Unit(s): 3

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found inordinary language deductive and inductiveformats and in common fallacies. A briefintroduction to symbolic logic scientificmethod and probability.Prerequisite ENG 110General Education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

Pressing issues confronting professionals in atechnological era. Utilizing the insights ofphilosophical and religious ethics the courseexamines the responsibilities of the professionalperson in business medicine law education theministry and other fields. Problems consideredinclude confidentiality accountabilitywhistleblowing governmental regulation andethical codes.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 andjunior or senior standingGeneral Education philosophy or religionEthical Reasoning Course

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federaland state laws that are aimed at the conservationof natural resources andor protection ofenvironmental quality. Major laws that will becovered include the National EnvironmentalProtection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Actthe Endangered Species Act and others. Speakersfrom natural resourceenvironmental agencies suchas the Va. Department of Environmental QualityVa. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries andU.S. Forest Service will provide practicalinsights into the application and implementationof environmental policy.Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Global Politics (3 credits)

Comparative analysis of contemporary LatinAmerican politics and governments. Considerspolitical and economic themes noting especiallythe challenges of democracy development andinequality. Examines the regions relationshipwith the rest of the world including the UnitedStates.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of theUnited Nations and a consideration of theorganizations role in world politics. Thiscourse may include travel to New York City orWashington DC.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education Global dynamics2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel toWashington DC 150Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in thecontexts structures processes actors andissues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and21st centuries.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events inglobal politics as chosen by the instructor.Students will engage in written and publicdiscourse concerning topics that are global inscope and important to understanding politics inthe twenty-first century. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facingthe United States and consideration of policyoptions available.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and itssimilarities and differences with domestic law.Examines the institutions rules andorganizations that provide the context for globalinteractions in an increasingly globalizingworld.Case studies include issues such as human rightsthe International Criminal Court the World TradeOrganization and the World Bank andInternationalMonetary Fund.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110Writing Intensive CourseAlternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economicrelations including such topics as the politicsof trade monetary relations financial crisesdevelopment global systems of production andconsumption and multinational corporations.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110General education global dynamics & writingintensiveAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Honors Project (PSCI 499) may count as an elective. Students may substitute SOC 350 for PSCI 250.

Students may not double major in political science and global studies. Political science majors may minor in global studies, but 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students interested in law school should consider pursuing the pre-law track or pre-law concentration. Majors who pursue the pre-law track may not add a pre-law concentration, but majors who complete the major using the standard or public policy track may. Up to two courses from the pre-law list may be used for both the political science major and the concentration.

Students interested in careers in public sector bureaucracies or graduate study in programs such as a master's in public policy or master's in public administration should consider completing the public policy track or the politics and public policy concentration. Majors who pursue the public policy track may not add a politics and public policy concentration, but majors who complete the major using the standard or pre-law track may add a politics and public policy concentration. Up to two courses from the public policy list may be used for both the political science major and the concentration.

Political science majors interested in careers or graduate study in international relations or security studies should consider adding the global studies minor and either a world languages and cultures major or minor.

Students interested in pursuing graduate study or careers in environmental policy should consider the public policy track with either a major in biology or environmental science or a minor in environmental
science.

Students interested in graduate study or careers in criminal justice or public safety should consider adding a crime and justice minor in the sociology department.

Global Studies Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (6 credits)

PSCI/

Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive and more peaceful. Prerequisite PDP 150350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty power globalization war multilateral institutions the environment trade development poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the diversity of political structures processes cultures ideologies and change (revolution democratization etc.) as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Global Processes (9 credits)

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal interpersonal organizational and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors expectations values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Theory of international economic interrelationships including trade finance and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210 General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

A human geographic exploration of all world regions emphasizing population cultural economic and political geographies. Prerequisites HIST 110 and either ECON 200 or SOC 101 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide including dynamics tied to imperialism race and nationalism also investigates the conception of the word genocide and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics historiographical discussions and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

PSCI-335
History structures issues and politics of the United Nations and a consideration of the organizations role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global dynamics 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost for travel to Washington DC 150 Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts structures processes actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Major themes questions problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions rules and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights the International Criminal Court the World Trade Organization and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive Course Alternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

Political implications of global economic relations including such topics as the politics of trade monetary relations financial crises development global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General education global dynamics & writing intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power public perceptions systems of morality constructions of guilt and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Dilemmas tensions and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization industrialization modernization westernization and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SOC 101 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Comparative and Regional Studies (6 credits)

Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century French intellectuals and the world multicultural France or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trends in British history from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes including the role of religion finance and industry the royal family sport and most important of all social class in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe the United State and the world. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Explores womens histories within various global contexts. It stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of womens lives and experiences across various cultural contexts. Topics include womens political rights and participation womens education and literacy womens sexuality and reproduction andor womens work. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western intervention imperialism and nation building in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British Russians Soviets and Americans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid the struggle against segregation African women feminism development and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events and problems in non-western history chosen by the instructor. The course can be either global in perspective or specific to a region. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history including the rise of British dominion the Indian revolt of 1857-58 the escalation of religious communalism growth of nationalism Indias partition and independence and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism imperialism and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political economic social and cultural changes the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II and the roles played by gender family and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes noting especially the challenges of democracy development and inequality. Examines the regions relationship with the rest of the world including the United States. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the students concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship signed by the student and the faculty sponsor must be filed with the Director of Internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the Director of Internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for three credits per semester and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of nine credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Near East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination which is provided the adherents of each for daily living as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Judaism Christianity and Islam. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Major living religions of the Far East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination which is provided the adherents of each for daily living as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Hinduism Buddhism and native Chinese religion. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The racial social and cultural history of Africa in ancient and modern times. Attention is given to the impact of urbanization and to African responses to Western values and institutions as carried to the continent by the Colonial powers. Contemporary political and socioeconomic trends and problems. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and SOC 101 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Through film this course studies the diversity of the peoples and cultures that make up the Hispanic world and the political social and economic topics and issues related to these cultures. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 250

Unit(s): 3

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Students may take one Internship (PSCI 480) toward the requirements for the minor and apply the credits to either global studies or comparative and regional studies.

Political science majors may minor in global studies, but the 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students pursuing a global studies minor are strongly encouraged to study world languages and cultures, study abroad and participate in internships relevant to the field.

History Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

World History Survey Course (3 credits)

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionprior to 1500 with primary focus on early humanactivity the development of complex societiesclassical and post-classical ages and expansionof post-classical cross-cultural involvement.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the multiple global narrativesthat comprise human development and interactionsince 1500 with primary focus on the origins ofglobal interdependence the ages of revolutionindustry and empire and the twentieth century.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education history

Unit(s): 3

United States History Survey Course (3 credits)

The United States from settlement toReconstruction. Major themes include thedevelopment of a new society evolution ofdemocratic behavior and the growth ofsectionalism. Includes both social and politicalapproaches.

Unit(s): 3

The United States from Reconstruction until thepresent. Major themes include industrializationand modernization the increased role ofgovernment greater U. S. involvement ininternational affairs and the impact of thesechanges on society. A continuation of HIST 201.

Unit(s): 3

United States History (at least 3 credits)

Examines the history of American Indians frompre-contact civilizations and cultures to thepresent. It demonstrates the diversity ofindividual tribal national and pan-Indianexperiences in the context of culture societyreligion economics politics and law. Studentsinvestigate a variety of sources includingscholarly and popular non-fictional and fictionalwritings images songs and films.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of American religious history with afocus on origins and diversity. Major topicsinclude Puritanism Revivalism MormonismMethodism African-American religionfundamentalism Catholicism and Judaism andreligion during the cold war.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the cultural political and diplomaticcontext and events of the Cold War from 1945 to1991 with an emphasis on life in the UnitedStates. Students explore a variety of scholarlyand primary sources from the period. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

An intellectual and cultural history of theUnited States in global context between 1880 and1920. It traces the development of Americanculture ideas economics and politics as partof a larger reform movement in the industrializedworld between the beginning of the SecondIndustrial Revolution and World War I.

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil Warprimarily through great books supplemented bylectures films and a field trip. Topics includecauses of the conflict gender nationalismreligion Reconstruction memory militaryhistory and especially race all asinterpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite HIST 201Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuseson slavery and slavery politics race relationsand distinctive characteristics of SouthernSociety.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

European History (at least 3 credits)

Surveys developments in European history from thediscovery of the New World to the eve of theFrench Revolution. Major topics includeEuropeansinteractions with peoples and cultures outsideEurope the Reformation the development of bothlimited and absolutist governments theScientificRevolution and the Enlightenment.Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history fromthe French Revolution to the present day. Majortopics include the French Revolution andNapoleonic Europe industrialization the rise ofnew ideologies and systems of thought the newImperialism the World Wars and the Holocaustrise and fall of communism and the place ofEurope in the world in the early 21st century.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines political economic and culture trendsin British history from the Glorious Revolutionof 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain standsas one of the cornerstones of the contemporaryworld and its politics and culture influencedglobal society in countless way ranging fromsoccer to modern environmentalism toconstitutional law. The course focuses on severalmajor themes including the role of religionfinance and industry the royal family sportand most important of all social class inbuilding British society. Students will acquire abasic understanding of the major driving forcesof modern British history and the ways that theycompare and interrelate with Europe the UnitedState and the world.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This courses explores the history of genocide.Examines origins of and paths to genocideincluding dynamics tied to imperialism race andnationalism also investigates the conception ofthe word genocide and the development ofcritical genocide studies as a field of inquiry.Specific case studies that occurred in modernhistory as well as broader themes give studentsthe opportunity to wrestle with and comparehistorical dynamics historiographicaldiscussions and theoretical conceptions.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in European history chosen by theinstructor. The course will include theexamination of primary documents andor artifactsand explore the implications of the theme on thecultures economics and social systems of theregion. Examples include the Greeks and theRomans the Crusades the Renaissance theProtestant Reformation and others.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Covers key topics in the modern history of Francesince 1871. Survey of the modern period of Frenchhistory through the lens of a special topic.Topics may include France at war in the 20thcentury French intellectuals and the worldmulticultural France or social transformation inmodern France.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modernGerman history and its empires from 1871 untilthe present. Explores major issues and broaderdynamics tied to Imperial Germany WeimarGermany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWIIGermany as well as current conversations.Discusses more specific dynamics including theGerman colonial empire WWI WWII and theHolocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

Non-Western History (at least 3 credits)

Explores womens histories in Asia. Stresses theconstruction of gender norms and their evolutionover time and encourages comparison of womenslives and experiences across various culturalcontexts in Asia. Topics include womenspolitical rights and participation womenseducation and literacy womens sexuality andreproduction and womens work.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Analyzes the connection between the medievalcrusading movement and modern Middle Easternterrorism by analyzing the historical context forclaims used to justify violent Islamic extremism.Students work to build a balanced historicalperspective and engage their socialresponsibility to present reasoned opinions inthe public discourse over modern terrorism.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education global dynamicsAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of western interventionimperialism and nation building in CentralAsia and Afghanistan from the initial periods ofRussian and British expansion into the region inthe early eighteenth century to the American andNATO intervention in Afghanistan in thetwenty-first century. Major themes includecultural and political interaction between localsocieties and the British Russians Soviets andAmericans. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education 2014 world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800tothe present. Emphasis is upon the differentpathstowards modernity taken by each society theconflicts involved in the attainment ofmodernityand the impact of the West during the period.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world culturesAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the eraof the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presentand places special emphasis on sub-SaharanAfrica.It approaches the history of the continentthroughconsideration of the nature and impact ofEuropeanintrusion into African societies and Africanresponses to European imperialism. Moreover thecourse examines how independent African nationshave addressed the legacies of their history andthe challenges independence has posed for Africannations. Special topics include Apartheid thestruggle against segregation African womenfeminism development and the difficulty increating viable democracies and stable economiesin the late twentieth-century.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events andproblems in non-western history chosen by theinstructor. The course can be either global inperspective or specific to a region.Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of India and Pakistan fromthe beginning of British rule in the early 1700sto the present. A region of the world that is bythe day becoming more important to the UnitesStates and the West this class explores themajorissues of modern South Asian history includingthe rise of British dominion the Indian revoltof1857-58 the escalation of religious communalismgrowth of nationalism Indias partition andindependence and the current nuclear standoffbetween India and Pakistan by focusing on thecomplex interplay between nationalismimperialism and the three major religions of theregion - Hinduism Islam and Sikhism - over thelast 300 years.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examines the history of Japan in the early modernand modern times. While chronologically surveyingpolitical economic social and culturalchanges the course explores key themes includingprojects of building a modern nation-state andempire and of rebuilding the society after WorldWar II and the roles played by gender familyand nationalism in those projects.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Europeans relationship with the rest of theworld from the origins of modern European empiresin the 19th-century to the process ofdecolonization in the 20th-century to currentdebates about neo-imperialism andneo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empireon both the colonizers and the colonized.Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

The remaining 6 credits must be selected from HIST courses numbered 300 or above. This minor may not be taken in conjunction with either a major in history and political science or a major in global studies.

Political Science Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Introduction to American politics covering thedevelopment of American democracy relationsbetween the states and the federal governmentelections the role of the media the threebranches of national government and currentpublic policy.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

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Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue inancient Greece to contemporary politicalphilosophy.Students analyze popular films to illustrate andcritique philosophical theories.Prerequisite ENG 110 and PDP 150 or 350General Education philosophy or religion ðical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site ofpolitical activity. Examines institutions andprocesses on a global scale. Topics includesovereignty power globalization warmultilateral institutions the environmenttrade development poverty and a variety ofcurrent events.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

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Introduces the diversity of political structuresprocesses cultures ideologies and change(revolution democratization etc.) asmanifested in multiple national political systemsin the global community. Introduces theapplication of social science methods topolitical phenomena. Considers the outcomes ofpolitical systems for human well-being.Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

And 15 additional credits from PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

Students may take one internship (PSCI 480) toward these additional credits.

This minor may not be taken in conjunction with either a major in history and political science or a major in global studies.

American Civil War Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society evolution of democratic behavior and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

Unit(s): 3

Studies the experience of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War causes of the war campaigns of 1862 and 1864 and the home front including the burning conscientious objectors slavery and shortages. Examines a variety of large trends including race gender and religion. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 40

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books supplemented by lectures films and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict gender nationalism religion Reconstruction memory military history and especially race all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Alternate years offered 2015-2016 Prerequisite HIST 201

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics race relations and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Politics and Public Policy Concentration

Consists of 18 credit hours including:

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions decisions made throughout the process and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy regulatory policy and healthcare advocacy and policy. Co-requisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

And 15 additional credits chosen from the following (a minimum of 9 of these additional 15 credits must be in political science):

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include womens influence on the development of the modern American welfare state feminism public policy issues of special importance to women and social movement strategies. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the role of mass media in American politics. Topics include the effect of journalistic norms on political news the impact of new media technologies from newspapers to the Internet media objectivity and the effect of media on political reasoning and behavior.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care education criminal justice social welfare policies immigration environmental issues organizational theory bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations debates and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture social welfare health care or environment. Alternate years offered 2014-2015

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how Congress the Presidency and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process interest group activities and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the students concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship signed by the student and the faculty sponsor must be filed with the Director of Internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the Director of Internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for three credits per semester and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of nine credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

Unit(s): 3

This course will cover strategic planning and specialized public relations issues. Issues include risks crisis management social marketing campaigns and corporate and non-profit communication. Students will learn and apply advanced public relations theories and skills to case studies and real-life situations. Prerequisite COMMENG 255W

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the burgeoning nonprofit sector of American society. Students learn what makes an organization a nonprofit explore the purposes of a nonprofit sector in society consider the often overlooked field of nonprofit media and explore the challenges and opportunities of working in with and for nonprofit organizations. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 200 Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and COMM 100 Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces the range of communication practices that characterize contemporary political campaigns. Students will process existing understandings of political communication theory in order to design and implement a semester-long campaign project.

Unit(s): 3

Examines the role of news advocacy scientific analysis decision and policy making risk perception and other factors in the communication of issues related to science environment and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background critical understanding and practical skills to produce investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research write and publish news and analytical articles. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources andor protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Act the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resourceenvironmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110 Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Critical evaluation of structures of adjudication sentencing and corrections in the United States. Includes an examination of alternative approaches to justice and reconciliation such as community-based rehabilitation victimoffender conflict mediation et. Various strategies for community reintegration are also explored. Prerequisites SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Pre-Law Concentration

Consists of 18 credit hours chosen from the following (a minimum of 9 credit hours must be in political science):

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include womens influence on the development of the modern American welfare state feminism public policy issues of special importance to women and social movement strategies. Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US Supreme court decisions in the areas of federalism and the powers of the three branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial review the war powers of the President substantive due process government takings and the commerce clause. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the development of US Supreme Court decisions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Topics include first amendment rights to freedom of speech press and assembly due process rights and rights to equal protection. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Examination of how Congress the Presidency and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process interest group activities and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions rules and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights the International Criminal Court the World Trade Organization and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 Writing Intensive Course Alternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the students concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship signed by the student and the faculty sponsor must be filed with the Director of Internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the Director of Internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for three credits per semester and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of nine credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of theories pertaining to the causes of crime and treatment of offenders. Theories of violent and property crimes (including white-collar crimes) are explored. Critical analysis of the social political and cultural context of the justice system in the United States of America with a special emphasis on questions of justice fairness and equality are also undertaken. Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of juvenile crime and its connections to family structures peer groups and the educational system as well as gender race and class. Trends in juvenile corrections are examined along with current debates on reform. Special topics include gangs juvenile detention probation child advocates waiver to adult courts and hospitalization. Prerequisite SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Investigation of the interaction between gender and social control in the United States and cross-culturally. The gendered nature of criminal activity is examined empirically and theoretically. The justice system including the correctional treatment of women is examined for its relationship to historical shifts in the status and treatment of women. Prerequisite SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2018-2019

Unit(s): 3

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power public perceptions systems of morality constructions of guilt and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite SOC 101 Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issues pertaining to communication professionals focusing on the new digital media landscape. Issues explored include First Amendments rights public affairs journalism copyright defamation obscenity censorship licensing corporate and governmental communications and the Digital Millennium Act.

Unit(s): 3
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The U.S. legal and regulatory environment including the sources of law the resolution of disputes the Uniform Commercial Code the laws of torts contracts agency partnerships corporations employment and equal opportunity and laws regulating competition. Prerequisite BUS 120 ENG 110 and junior or senior standing

Unit(s): 3

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found in ordinary language deductive and inductive formats and in common fallacies. A brief introduction to symbolic logic scientific method and probability. Prerequisite ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion

Unit(s): 3

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business medicine law education the ministry and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality accountability whistleblowing governmental regulation and ethical codes. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 ENG 110 and junior or senior standing General Education philosophy or religion Ethical Reasoning Course

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources andor protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Act the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resourceenvironmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110 Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Public History Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

An introduction to the practice methods and theories of applied history in the contexts of public history sites oral history and local history. Students will be introduced to best practices for museum and archive collection development accessioning and deaccessioning artifacts conducting oral history interviews and responsible application of history skills to real-world problems. Students will visit local museums archives and library special collections to see public history in action participate in Storied Halls which is an ongoing collaborative student-faculty oral history research project conduct a substantial original research project on local history through local archival repositories and present their work as research papers history talks museum exhibits andor digital history displays.

Unit(s): 3

The internship program provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the students concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship signed by the student and the faculty sponsor must be filed with the Director of Internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the Director of Internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for three credits per semester and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of nine credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

Unit(s): 3

And one course from the following list:

Critical study of the visual arts understood through the institutions we call museums. General Education Fine Arts 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 300

Unit(s): 3
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Explores the role played by traditional American culture including music narrative medicine vernacular architecture and folk art and craft. Much of the course will concentrate on the folk culture of the Shenandoah Valley. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources andor protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act Clean Air Act Clean Water Act the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resourceenvironmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Prerequisites BIOL 100 101 or 110 Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

American musical life from colonial times to the present. Samplings include music following both the European classical tradition (operatic choral symphonic etc.) and Americas popular tradition (ragtime jazz rock etc.). Specific topics in the general areas are treated in detail by individual research. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 FILA general education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to techniques for examination of objects and artifacts through the study of important texts hands-on experience on-site visits to museums buildings and cultural landscapes. Topics include vernacular architecture cultural geography popular design technology folk life and archaeology. Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3